November 22, 2017

Archives for April 2007

VTLS Partners With VCOM for Digital Medical Library

By LJ Staff VTLS has joined forces with the Edward Via Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine (VCOM) to create a digital library supporting "the teaching, scholarship, and research in osteopathic medicine." The digital library project, called OSTMED.DR is based on VITAL, the vendor’s institutional repository product. The library, said VTLS, contains citations to published literature […]

NYPL Settles With iBiblio

By LJ Staff The New York Public Library (NYPL) has reached a settlement with iBiblio, "the public’s library and digital archive" at the University of North Carolina (UNC), Chapel Hill, for harvesting records from its Research Libraries catalog, which it claims is copyrighted. Heike Kordish, NYPL Humanities Library director, said NYPL had sent a cease […]

Swets Adds Muse Global’s Content Mining

By LJ Staff Say Swets, and most librarians immediately think subscription agent, but in the past few years the company has expanded its horizons, most recently incorporating MuseGlobal’s Content Mining tool into its federated search service, SwetsWise Searcher. According to Swets, the tool "mines returned search results for each search query, identifying common terms found […]

Times Revises Free Access Offer After Librarians Raise Questions

By LJ Staff After librarians raised questions, the New York Times recently revised its offer to give students free access to archived articles in TimesSelect, instead limiting it to those institutions that already subscribe to databases that carry the Times, such as ProQuest or Lexis-Nexis. "The issue is that we have limited resources," explains Barbara […]

In Twin Cities, Restaurant Week Supports Libraries

By LJ Staff Each year during Twin Cities Restaurant Week, a celebration of prix fixe meals at some 35 locally owned restaurants in Minneapolis and St. Paul, a portion of the proceeds goes to a local charitable organization. This year, for the third annual event, the money went to the Friends groups of the Minneapolis Public Library (MPL) […]

VTLS Partners With VCOM for Digital Medical Library

By LJ Staff VTLS has joined forces with the Edward Via Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine (VCOM) to create a digital library supporting "the teaching, scholarship, and research in osteopathic medicine." The digital library project, called OSTMED.DR is based on VITAL, the vendor's institutional repository product. The library, said VTLS, contains citations to published literature […]

Gittings Archive Acquired by New York Public Library

By LJ Staff A major archive of letters, photos, handbills, manuscripts, publications and other materials regarding gay and lesbian rights has been donated to the New York Public Library by the late Barbara Gittings, the force behind the American Library Association’s (ALA) Gay Task Force (now the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgendered Round Table [GLBTRT]), […]

ALA Joins Informed Meetings Exchange To Monitor Labor Action

By LJ Staff The American Library Association (ALA) recently took another step to avoid the kind of disruption that resulted from a strike at the Annual Conference headquarters hotel in San Francisco in 2001. ALA has subscribed to the Informed Meetings Exchange (INMEX), which researches and analyzes the hotel industry regarding labor issues. ALA executive […]

In UK Library, Say Goodbye to “Librarian”

By LJ Staff The Hampshire library service in the UK is restructuring, with some 40 percent of the 60 librarian positions on the block, and another 30 percent downgraded. Staffers will be called managers, library officers, and "service development officers," but not librarians. Library officers will require public service skills and book knowledge, but not […]

Is Brooklyn’s Visual and Performing Arts Library in Doubt?

By LJ Staff A report in Crain’s New York Business suggests that the Brooklyn Public Library’s (BPL) Enrique Norten-designed Visual and Performing Arts (VPA) library, planned since 2002, is on the rocks due to cost increases. The library, aimed to be part of the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) Cultural District, was announced as a […]